June 21, 2017

Paula K. Roberson, PhD

Professor and Chair for Biostatistics

Other Academic/Research/Policy Affiliations

Member: Graduate Faculty
Fellow: American Statistical Association
Member: Society for Clinical Trials, American Society for Clinical Oncology, Caucus of Women in Statistics

Contact Information

Office: RAHN 3226
Phone: 501-296-1556
Email: RobersonPaulaK@uams.edu


1979 – Ph.D. (Biomathematics), University of Washington
1974 – B.S. (Mathematics & Statistics), Southern Methodist University

Research Interest

Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials, Variable Selection, Nonparametric Methods

Current Research Projects

  • UAMS Translational Research Institute
    (PI: James – NIH/NCATS)
  • Arkansas Claude Pepper Older Americans Independence Center
    (PI: Wei – NIH/NIA)
  • Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Osteoporosis
    (PI: Manolagas – NIH/NIA)

Courses Taught

PBHL 5013 Biostatistics I

Recent Publications

Culp WC, Onteddu S, Brown A, Nalleballe K, Sharma R, Skinner R, Witt T, Roberson PK, Marsh JD. Dodecafluoropentane emulsion (DDFPe) in acute ischemic stroke, a phase Ib/II randomized and controlled dose-escalation trial. JVasc Interv Radiol2019;30:1244-1250. (Selected as 2019 JVIR DistinguishedClinical Study)

Brown LM, Lensing SY, Roberson PK, Bopp MM, Sullivan DH. Serum albumin as an independent predictor of mortality among older veterans discharged from recuperative care. SM J Nutr Metab. 2019; 5(1): 1028.

Rabalais AE, Dubbert PM, Roberson PK. Affective response to exercise in veterans participating in a substance abuse or posttraumatic stress disorder rehabilitation program. J Military and Gov Counseling,2018, 6(4), 226-238.

Padala PR, Padala KP, Lensing SY, Jackson AN, Hunter CR, Parkes CM, Dennis RA, Bopp MM, Caceda R, Mennemeier MS, Roberson PK, Sullivan DH. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for apathy in mild cognitive impairment: a double-blind, randomized, sham-controlled, cross-over pilot study. Psychiatry Research, 2018, 261:312-318; doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2017.12.063

Sullivan DH, Sullivan SC, Bopp MM, Roberson PK, Lensing SY. BUN as an independent predictor of post-hospital-discharge mortality among older veterans. J Nut Health Aging; 2018; https://doi.org/10.1007/s12603-018-1065-x

Padala PR, Padala KP, Lensing SY, Ramirez D, Monga V, Bopp MM, Roberson PK, Dennis RA, Petty F, Sullivan DH, Burke WJ. Methylphenidate for apathy in community-dwelling older veterans with mild Alzheimer’s disease: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Am J Psychiatry,2018; 175(2):159–168;published online ahead of print Sept 15,2017; doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2017.17030316

See Paula K. Roberson’s Faculty Profile with Department of Biostatistics